A comparison principle based on a Kamke theorem and Lipschitz conditions is presented along with its possible applications and modifications. It is shown that the comparison lemma can be used in the study of such areas as classical stability theory, higher order trajectory derivatives, Liapunov functions, boundary value problems, approximate dynamic systems, linear and nonlinear systems, and bifurcation analysis.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, LIPSCHITZ CONDITION, NONLINEAR...

The focus of this work was on kinetic modeling. The specific objectives were: detailed modeling of soot formation in premixed flames, elucidation of the effects of fuel structure on the pathway to soot, and the development of a numerical technique for accurate modeling of soot particle coagulation and surface growth. Those tasks were successfully completed and are briefly summarized.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HYDROCARBON COMBUSTION, KINETIC EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL...

The results are presented of studies performed relating to the feasibility of deploying a subsatellite from the shuttle by means of a tether. The dynamics, the control laws, the aerodynamics, the heating, and some communication considerations of the tethered subsatellite system are considered. Nothing was found that prohibits the use of a subsatellite joined to the shuttle by a long (100 km) tether. More detailed studies directed at specific applications are recommended.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, SPACE SHUTTLES, TETHERING, COMPUTER...

New numerical algorithms are devised (PSC algorithms) for following fronts propagating with curvature-dependent speed. The speed may be an arbitrary function of curvature, and the front can also be passively advected by an underlying flow. These algorithms approximate the equations of motion, which resemble Hamilton-Jacobi equations with parabolic right-hand-sides, by using techniques from the hyperbolic conservation laws. Non-oscillatory schemes of various orders of accuracy are used to solve...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALGORITHMS, CURVATURE, FLAME PROPAGATION, HAMILTON-JACOBI...

A new version of the LEWICE ice accretion computer code was developed which calculates the ice growth on two dimensional surfaces, incorporating the effects of compressibility through the solution of the Euler equations. The code is modular and contains separate stand-alone program elements that create a grid, calculate the flow field parameters, calculate the droplet trajectory paths, determine the amount of ice growth, and plot results. This code increases the applicability of ice accretion...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT HAZARDS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EULER EQUATIONS OF...

A finite element formulation is given using the scattered field approach with a fictitious material absorber to truncate the mesh. The formulation includes the use of arbitrary approximation functions so that more accurate results can be achieved without any modification to the software. Additionally, non-polynomial approximation functions can be used, including complex approximation functions. The banded system that results is solved with an efficient sparse/banded iterative scheme and as a...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL GRIDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, FINITE...

The dyadic Green's function for an electric current source placed in a rectangular waveguide is derived using a magnetic vector potential approach. A complete solution for the electric and magnetic fields including the source location is obtained by simple differentiation of the vector potential around the source location. The simple differentiation approach which gives electric and magnetic fields identical to an earlier derivation is overlooked by the earlier workers in the derivation of the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), METHOD OF MOMENTS, FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICS), RECTANGULAR...

In spite of the rapid advances in both scalar and parallel computational tools, the large number and breadth of variables involved in aerodynamic systems make the use of parabolized or even boundary layer fluid flow models impractical for both preliminary design and inverse design problems. Given this restriction, we have concluded that reduced or approximate models are an important family of tools for design purposes. This study of a combined perturbation/numerical modeling methodology with an...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EJECTORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION, NOZZLE...

In the multidimensional CESE development, triangles and tetrahedra turn out to be the most natural building blocks for 2D and 3D spatial meshes. As such the CESE method is compatible with the simplest unstructured meshes and thus can be easily applied to solve problems with complex geometries. However, because the method uses space-time staggered stencils, solution decoupling may become a real nuisance in applications involving unstructured meshes. In this paper we will describe a simple and...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SPACE-TIME CE/SE METHOD, THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS,...

A numerical method for computing incompressible turbulent flows is presented. The method is tested by calculating laminar recirculating flows and is applied in conjunction with a modified Kappa-epsilon model to compute the flow over a backward-facing step. In the laminar regime, the computational results are in good agreement with the experimental data. The turbulent flow study shows that the reattachment length is underpredicted by the standard Kappa-epsilon model. The addition of a term to...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BACKWARD FACING STEPS, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, REATTACHED FLOW,...

Data from Earth sensor assemblies (ESA's) often are used in the attitude determination (AD) for both spinning and Earth-pointing spacecraft. The ESA's on previous such spacecraft for which the ground-based AD operation was performed by the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) used the Earth scanning method. AD on such spacecraft requires a model of the shape of the Earth disk as seen from the spacecraft. AD accuracy requirements often are too severe to permit Earth oblateness to be ignored when...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACCURACY, ALGORITHMS, EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE),...

A proposed method of detecting moving targets in scenes that include cluttered or noisy backgrounds is based on a soliton-resonance mathematical model. The model is derived from asymptotic solutions of the cubic Schroedinger equation for a one-dimensional system excited by a position-and-time-dependent externally applied potential. The cubic Schroedinger equation has general significance for time-dependent dispersive waves. It has been used to approximate several phenomena in classical as well...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES, DETECTION, NONLINEAR OPTICS,...

NASA plays an important role in advancing the state of the art in flight control systems. In the case of Nonlinear Dynamic Inversion (NDI) NASA supported initial implementation of the theory in an aircraft and demonstration in a space vehicle. Dr. Dale Enns of Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technology performed this work in cooperation with NASA and under NASA contract. Honeywell and Lockheed Martin were subsequently contracted by AFRL to create "Design Guidelines for Multivariable Control...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, CONTROL EQUIPMENT, DYNAMIC...

Small satellites tend to be power-limited, so that actuators used to control the orbit and attitude must compete with each other as well as with other subsystems for limited electrical power. The Virginia Tech nanosatellite project, HokieSat, must use its limited power resources to operate pulsed-plasma thrusters for orbit control and magnetic torque coils for attitude control, while also providing power to a GPS receiver, a crosslink transceiver, and other subsystems. The orbit and attitude...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NANOSATELLITES, SATELLITE ATTITUDE CONTROL, TRAJECTORY...

The development of a 20 kHz, AC power system by NASA for large space projects has spurred a need to develop models for the equipment which will be used on these single phase systems. To date, models for the AC source (i.e., inverters) have been developed. It is the intent of this paper to develop a method to model the single phase voltage controlled rectifiers which will be attached to the AC power grid as an interface for connected loads. A modified version of EPRI's HARMFLO program is used as...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AC GENERATORS, ALTERNATING CURRENT, ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIES,...

A computational bulk-flow analysis for prediction of the force coefficients of hybrid fluid film bearings with angled orifice injection is presented. Past measurements on water-lubricated hybrid bearings with angle orifice injection have demonstrated improved rotordynamic performance with virtual elimination of cross-coupled stiffness coefficients and nul or negative whirl frequency ratios. A simple analysis reveals that the fluid momentum exchange at the orifice discharge produces a pressure...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), FLUID FILMS, LIQUID INJECTION, JOURNAL BEARINGS, ROTARY...

In the computation of flow fields about complex configurations, it is very difficult to construct body-fitted coordinate systems. An alternative approach is to use several grids at once, each of which is generated independently. This procedure is called the multiple grids or zonal grids approach and its applications are investigated in this study. The method follows the conservative approach and provides conservation of fluxes at grid interfaces. The Euler equations are solved numerically on...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS,...

A numerical method is presented for solving the artificial compressibility form of the 2D time-dependent incompressible Euler equations. The approach is based on using an approximate Riemann solver for the cell face numerical flux of a finite volume discretization. Characteristic variable boundary conditions are developed and presented for all boundaries and in-flow out-flow situations. The system of algebraic equations is solved using the discretized Newton-relaxation (DNR) implicit method....

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, EULER EQUATIONS OF MOTION, FINITE VOLUME...

The principal objective of this research is to develop, test, and implement coarse-grained, parallel-processing strategies for nonlinear dynamic simulations of practical structural problems. There are contributions to four main areas: finite element modeling and analysis of rotational dynamics, numerical algorithms for parallel nonlinear solutions, automatic partitioning techniques to effect load-balancing among processors, and an integrated parallel analysis system.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DYNAMIC STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, FINITE ELEMENT METHOD,...

In this paper two-dimensional electromagnetic scattering problems with a time-periodic incident field are considered. The scatterer is a perfect conductor, and an artificial boundary condition is used. The large time behavior of solutions, depending on (divergence-free) initial conditions, is characterized. It turns out that in addition to the expected time-periodic solution the limiting solution may also contain a spurious stationary field. The source of the stationary field is explained and...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONDUCTORS, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, MAXWELL EQUATION,...

The method of complex characteristics of Garabedian and Korn was successfully used to design shockless cascades with solidities of up to one. A code was developed using this method and a new hodograph transformation of the flow onto an ellipse. This code allows the design of cascades with solidities of up to two and larger turning angles. The equations of potential flow are solved in a complex hodograph like domain by setting a characteristic initial value problem and integrating along suitable...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CASCADE FLOW, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, METHOD OF...

Uniaxial tensile creep and recovery data from polycarbonate at six temperatures and six stress levels are analyzed for nonlinear viscoelastic constitutive modeling. A theory to account for combined effects of two or more accelerating factors is presented.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AXIAL STRAIN, POLYCARBONATES, TENSILE CREEP, VISCOELASTICITY,...

An investigation was conducted from October 1, 1990 to May 31, 1994 on the development of methodologies to improve the designs (more specifically, the shape) of aerodynamic surfaces of coupling optimization algorithms (OA) with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) algorithms via sensitivity analyses (SA). The study produced several promising methodologies and their proof-of-concept cases, which have been reported in the open literature.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...

This paper discusses numerical solutions of a hyperbolic initial boundary value problem that arises from acoustic wave propagation in the atmosphere. Field equations are derived from the atmospheric fluid flow governed by the Euler equations. The resulting original problem is nonlinear. A first order linearized version of the problem is used for computational purposes. The main difficulty in the problem as with any open boundary problem is in obtaining stable boundary conditions. Approximate...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, FLUID...

The development of a general mathematical model and solution methodologies, to examine the behavior of thin structural elements such as beams, rings, and arches, subjected to large nonisothermal elastoviscoplastic deformations is presented. Thus, geometric as well as material type nonlinearities of higher order are present in the analysis. For this purpose a complete true abinito rate theory of kinematics and kinetics for thin bodies, without any restriction on the magnitude of the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CURVED BEAMS, ELASTIC DEFORMATION, ELASTOPLASTICITY,...

Ensemble, time, and space averages as applied to turbulent quantities are discussed, and pertinent properties of the averages are obtained. Those properties, together with Reynolds decomposition, are used to derive the averaged equations of motion and the one- and two-point moment or correlation equations. The terms in the various equations are interpreted. The closure problem of the averaged equations is discussed, and possible closure schemes are considered. Those schemes usually require an...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AVERAGE, CLOSURE LAW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TURBULENCE...

Progress on the following four tasks is described: (1) fuzzy set based decision methodologies; (2) membership calculation; (3) clustering methods (including derivation of pose estimation parameters), and (4) acquisition of images and testing of algorithms.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, ALGORITHMS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,...

The unsteady aerodynamic effects due to the separated flow around slender delta wings in motion were analyzed. By combining the unsteady flow field solution with the rigid body Euler equations of motion, self-induced wing rock motion is simulated. The aerodynamic model successfully captures the qualitative characteristics of wing rock observed in experiments. For the one degree of freedom in roll case, the model is used to look into the mechanisms of wing rock and to investigate the effects of...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRCRAFT CONTROL, DEGREES OF...

An approximate analysis for predicting buckling of rectangular orthotropic composite plates with centrally located cutouts is presented. In this analysis, prebuckling and buckling problems are converted from a two-dimensional to a one-dimensional system of linear differential equations with variable coefficients. The conversion is accomplished by expressing the displacements as series with each element containing a trigonometric function of one coordinate and a coefficient that is an arbitrary...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BUCKLING, DISPLACEMENT, OPENINGS, ORTHOTROPIC PLATES,...

The gust response of a 2 D cascade is studied by solving the full nonlinear Euler equations employing higher order accurate spatial differencing and time stepping techniques. The solutions exhibit the exponential decay of the two circumferential mode orders of the cutoff blade passing frequency (BPF) tone and propagation of one circumferential mode order at 2BPF, as would be expected for the flow configuration considered. Two frequency excitations indicate that the interaction between the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC NOISE, TIME DOMAIN ANALYSIS, GUSTS, NONLINEAR...

The purpose of this paper is to provide an error analysis for the p-version of the discontinuous Galerkin finite element method for heat transfer in built-up structures. As a special case of the results in this paper, a theoretical error estimate for the numerical experiments recently conducted by James Tomey is obtained.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ERROR ANALYSIS, GALERKIN METHOD, HEAT TRANSFER, PARABOLIC...

This paper presents a method for finding optimal controls of nonlinear systems subject to random excitations. The method is capable to generate global control solutions when state and control constraints are present. The solution is global in the sense that controls for all initial conditions in a region of the state space are obtained. The approach is based on Bellman's Principle of optimality, the Gaussian closure and the Short-time Gaussian approximation. Examples include a system with a...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), OPTIMAL CONTROL, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS,...

The results presented here are part of an ongoing research program to develop strain rate dependent deformation and failure models for the analysis of polymer matrix composites subject to high strain rate impact loads. State variable constitutive equations originally developed for metals have been modified in order to model the nonlinear, strain rate dependent deformation of polymeric matrix materials. To account for the effects of hydrostatic stresses, which are significant in polymers, the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, POLYMER MATRIX...

This paper discusses the source term treatment in the numerical solution of elliptic partial differential equations for an interior grid generation problem in generalized curvilinear coordinates. The geometry considered is that of a planar cross-section of a generic spiral-bevel gear tooth typical of a pinion in the OH-58 helicopter transmission. The source terms used are appropriate for an interior grid domain where all the boundaries are prescribed via a combination of Dirichlet and Neumann...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ELLIPTIC DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, GEAR TEETH, GRID GENERATION...

The Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) was established by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) on June 6, 1983. RIACS is privately operated by USRA, a consortium of universities with research programs in the aerospace sciences, under a cooperative agreement with NASA. The primary mission of RIACS is to provide research and expertise in computer science and scientific computing to support the scientific missions of NASA...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MASSIVELY PARALLEL PROCESSORS, NASA PROGRAMS, PARALLEL...

The main objective of this work period was to develop, maintain and exercise state-of-the-art methods for transition prediction in supersonic flow fields. Basic state and stability codes, acquired during the last work period, were exercised and applied to calculate the properties of various flowfields. The development of a code for the prediction of transition location using a currently novel method (the PSE or Parabolized Stability Equation method), initiated during the last work period and...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BOUNDARY LAYER STABILITY, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, FLOW...

An investigation of the flow field near the trailing edge of a distributed upper-surface-blown propulsive-lift transport was conducted in the Langley V/STOL tunnel. This model used blowing slots across the entire wing span to produce a thin jet efflux near the leading edge and at the knee of the flap. Velocity surveys of the flow field were taken near the trailing edge of the model, and are presented as plots of the individual velocity vectors. The test conditions include an angle-of-attack...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT WAKES, EXTERNALLY BLOWN FLAPS, FLOW DISTRIBUTION,...

A hierarchical architecture is described which supports space station telerobots in a variety of modes. The system is divided into three hierarchies: task decomposition, world model, and sensory processing. Goals at each level of the task dedomposition heirarchy are divided both spatially and temporally into simpler commands for the next lower level. This decomposition is repreated until, at the lowest level, the drive signals to the robot actuators are generated. To accomplish its goals, task...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS), CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN,...

A decoupled control approach for a Large Gap Magnetic Suspension System (LGMSS) is presented. The control approach is developed for an LGMSS which provides five degree-of-freedom control of a cylindrical suspended element that contains a core composed of permanent magnet material. The suspended element is levitated above five electromagnets mounted in a planar array. Numerical results are obtained by using the parameters of the Large Angle Magnetic Suspension Test Fixture (LAMSTF) which is a...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ELECTROMAGNETS, MAGNETIC SUSPENSION, SISO (CONTROL SYSTEMS),...

A model reduction method for discrete bilinear systems is developed which matches q sets of Volterra and covariance parameters. These parameters are shown to represent both deterministic and stochastic attributes of the discrete bilinear system. A reduced order model which matches these q sets of parameters is defined to be a q-Volterra covariance equivalent realization (q-Volterra COVER). An algorithm is presented which constructs a class of q-Volterra COVERs parameterized by solutions to a...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ALGORITHMS, CONTROL THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS,...

A theory for time-dependent thermal and gas diffusion in mechanically time-rate-independent anisotropic poroelastic composites has been developed. This theory advances previous work by the latter two authors by providing for critical transverse shear through a three-dimensional axisymmetric formulation and using it in a new hypothesis for determining the Biot fluid pressure-solid stress coupling factor. The derived governing equations couple material deformation with temperature and internal...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), THERMAL DIFFUSION, GASEOUS DIFFUSION, FINITE ELEMENT METHOD,...

We first report on our current progress in the area of explicit methods for tangent curve computation. The basic idea of this method is to decompose the domain into a collection of triangles (or tetrahedra) and assume linear variation of the vector field over each cell. With this assumption, the equations which define a tangent curve become a system of linear, constant coefficient ODE's which can be solved explicitly. There are five different representation of the solution depending on the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ANALYSIS (MATHEMATICS), TRIANGLES, TANGENTS, VECTOR ANALYSIS,...

An orbiter and its payload substructure are linked together by five trunnion joints which have thirty degrees-of-freedom. Geometric compatibility conditions require fourteen of the interface physical coordinates of the orbiter and payload to be equal to each other and the remaining sixteen are free to have relative motions under Coulomb friction. The component modes synthesis method using fourteen inertia relief attachment modes for the formulation of the coupled system is presented. The exact...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, SHAFTS (MACHINE...

An approximate method is developed for estimating the transient response of nonlinear systems in terms of linearized modes of response. Its advantages are that it is computationally more efficient than the time integration method and that it is possible to view the design problem in the more traditional physical terms of modal response. The major drawback of the approximate method is loss of accuracy. It seems that both approximate methods and time integration have their roles in design....

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), JOINTS (JUNCTIONS), LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES, LINEARIZATION,...

An analysis of kinetic equations describing the establishment of Langmuir turbulence spectra is presented. Secondary turbulence occurs where stationary distribution consists of many peaks. The position of peaks is established and their amplitudes complete undamped oscillations. It is pointed out that establishing spectra can occur only during adiabatic inclusion of pumping. It is significant here that the adiabiatic condition is more rigid than the ordinary by several hundred times.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC FLOW, PLASMA TEMPERATURE, PLASMA...

Multigrid methods are good candidates for the resolution of the system arising in numerical fluid dynamics. However, the question is to know if those algorithms which are efficient for the Poisson equation on structured meshes will still apply well to the Euler and Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured meshes. The study of elliptic problems leads us to define the conditions where a full multigrid strategy has O(N) complexity. The aim of this paper is to build a comparison between the elliptic...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, EULER EQUATIONS OF MOTION,...

Approximation of noisy data in the plane by straight lines or elliptic or single-branch hyperbolic curve segments arises in pattern recognition, data compaction, and other problems. The efficient search for and approximation of data by such curves were examined. Recursive least-squares linear curve-fitting was used, and ellipses and hyperbolas are parameterized as quadratic functions in x and y. The error minimized by the algorithm is interpreted, and central processing unit (CPU) times for...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CENTRAL PROCESSING UNITS, COST ANALYSIS, DATA COMPRESSION,...

The Goertler vortex instability mechanism in a hypersonic boundary layer on a curved wall is investigated. The precise roles of the effects of boundary layer growth, wall cooling, and gas dissociation is clarified in the determination of stability properties. It is first assumed that the fluid is an ideal gas with viscosity given by Sutherland's law. It is shown that when the free stream Mach number M is large, the boundary layer divides into two sublayers: a wall layer of O(M sup 3/2)...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), GAS DISSOCIATION, GOERTLER INSTABILITY, HYPERSONIC FLOW,...

Observational data obtained by the Voyager space probes to the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have provided valuable information, which is used to refine the picture of the nature of the interiors of these planets. Major results from the Voyager missions include observations of substantial magnetic fields and improved models of internal density distributions. The goal is to obtain equations of state and electrical conductivity data for planetary gases (H2 and He) and the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, DENSITY DISTRIBUTION, HIGH PRESSURE,...

A model in which thermal effects are simulated through use of a multibeam plasma distribution function is developed and investigated to see if solutions which take an initially uniform magnetized plasma to a new uniform state with different field orientation are possible. The momentum conservation integrals are found to admit two classes of such solutions, but only one class exhibits appropriate asymptotic behavior. Extensive numerical integrations have failed to demonstrate the existence of...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), FIELD THEORY (PHYSICS), MAGNETIC FIELDS, ROTATING PLASMAS,...